Monday, October 02, 2006

Kittens, Caterpillars and Lambs

I went out this morning to milk and the kittens all came running. They are really used to people now and you have to really watch where you step. The one picture is of our dog Star, mothering them. She loves any baby. The little black one was playing hide and seek with a cat. She is under the milking stanchion.

Many of you saw a few weeks ago, where I had a Monarch butterfly caterpillar that made a chrysalis and then emerged as a butterfly. Well, the neighbors found an Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar and they were able to watch it make its chrysalis and then split and shed its skin. Then they said it got into the chrysalis like getting into a sleeping bag. I was so excited and told them that I wished that I could have seen it happen with them. Well, they found another caterpillar out on their fennel and brought it to me. Today, I found another one on their fennel and brought it home for my Sister In Law who wants to do one.

This last picture is of Cookies-N-Cream or Cooks for short. His wool color is ever changing. I am not sure how dark he will turn out.


Anonymous said...

I've just posted some pictures of animals on my blog. Your kittens are really cute. And so is Cookies 'n' cream.

3 sistrers said...

What CUTE animals!!

~3 sisters~

Lady_MSnow said... will have to show pictures once the caterpillar makes it cocoon. I have always wanted to do that, but have never found a caterpillar do do so with. Sounds like I need to visit your area to find them!

Kelli said...

Oh, I just want to snuggle with those kitties!! Cookies 'n cream is very cute!

Happymama said...

Cooks is beautiful. What sweet eyes he has!


Joy Sloan said...

I had a butterfly collection when in 5th&6th grade; used to collect caterpillars and watch them make cacoons .keep over winter and watch them hatch out in spring.

Tina Leigh said...

OH I love the pic's!! I want to pet that Cooks so bad....he looks so soft & sweet...just like his name. I always love coming to your blog..uplifting & good on my eyes!!

HannahV said...

Those kittens are so cute!